Thursday, September 29, 2011

Barbells for Boobs

Barbells for Boobs is coming SOON! This year the event will be held at Crossfit Centex in Belton, Tx on October 15. We are hoping some of our fabulous women (and men!) will represent the Double Cs at this very important Community event.

What is the event? In this workout, you perform "Grace"- 30 Clean and Jerks for time. The weight used for men is 135 pounds and 95 pounds for women. During the Amazing “Grace” fundraiser all participants may modify the weight used in order to accommodate their physical abilities. Read more about the rules here

This is an amazing fundraising event that benefits Mammograms in Action- a non-profit breast cancer organization with the mission of providing funding for qualified low-income and uninsured women and men who need screening and/or diagnostic procedures in the prevention of breast cancer. 

The Pink Bra Tour is getting ready to launch featuring a selection of premier Barbells for Boobs Amazing Grace events. During the month of October, this caravan of CrossFitters will make their way across 20 states from west to east and attend 16 Amazing Grace events in 31 days!
The Pink Bra Tour is more than just a fundraiser, it’s a collective of athletes embarking on a journey across the country with one purpose: to join forces with the community and raise awareness of breast cancer and proactive healthcare. MIA is the last resort program for those in need of screening and diagnostic procedures.
The Pink Bra Tour is part of a bigger movement to share a strong voice and affect change with the hopes to reach thousands of people with these simple but important messages. Prevention is possible, early detection is key. Don’t wait until you’re 40. Be aware, ask questions and get checked.
Register today!!!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Showing up...Doing the Work

"Change is not a process for the impatient."- Barbara Reinhold

The other day there were a few newbies in my class. They were fresh out of Elements and it was their first class day. We all remember that day- it's like the first day of school- a bundle of nerves as you get out of your car- not sure what to expect- not sure if you can even make it through the workout!

We've ALL been there. I remember very vividly my first day of Crossfit. I think I may have teared up a few times during the workout (Angie!) wondering what the heck I was doing there, how would I ever be able to do what these other girls are doing, is everyone watching me, why can't I get these movements right, why is this so HARD?!?!

It's a Journey. A Process. Dare say... An Adventure.

You most likely won't get a kipping pullup in a week. But each day you show up- each day you put forth your best- you ARE making progress. It may seem minuscule, but you are training not only your Body, but your Mind. 

How often, at your old gym, were you on the treadmill or doing some machine, and you said "Ok, I think I'm done" and walked away? This doesn't happen in CrossFit. You don't quit. You keep going. No matter what. You get it done and you Finish. Period.

I can't tell you how often this has bled over into my life. Things get hard. Things seem insurmountable. But... I


So no matter if you've been at this CrossFit thing for 3 years or for 3 days, know that you are on a Journey and that it takes time. And keep going. The Results, the People, the feeling of Accomplishment- it's all worth it.

Phabulous Photos by Bougie Photography